Looking for a light punch to kick off your summer party? We've got five recipes you can make in minutes that are fabulously fruity and will help your guests beat the heat.


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1. Summer punch

Summer punch in bowl with lemon slices

Simple, summery and thrown together in minutes, our summer punch is the perfect citrus serve. Mix together apple juice, elderflower liqueur and lemon juice and for an extra-special twist, try swapping sparkling water for champagne. Garnish with your choice of fresh herbs, we love mint and lemon verbena.

2. Pimm's punch

Pimm's in glasses with fruit

It wouldn't be summer without a chilled glass of Pimm's, with as much fruit as possible. This classic punch takes five minutes to make and is a guaranteed hit. For a tasty twist, try swapping the lemonade for fiery ginger beer.

3. Fruit punch

Summer punch in jug with fruit

Our non-alcoholic fruit punch is a drink the whole family can enjoy. Mix orange and pineapple juice for a tropical base and top up with lemonade, fresh fruit and a handful of mint leaves. If you need a speedy jug of something sweet, this is the perfect fix.

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4. Apple, elderflower & mint sparkle

Apple and elderflower punch being poured into glass

Our delicate apple, elderflower & mint punch is the perfect balance of fruity and floral flavours. This gown up mocktail is great for picnics or dining al fresco. For easy portable serves, mix your cordial, juice and mint in a chilled flask, then top up with sparkling water when you're ready for drinks. It's also easily halved or doubled.

5. Rumberry punch

Punch in jugs and glasses on tray

Believe it or not, dark rum and sharp cranberry juice are perfect partners in this three-ingredient cocktail punch. It's as simple as combining with ice and letting guests help themselves. The dark rum adds a layer of spice and sweetness to the zingy cranberry.

6. Cucumber, mint & melon punch

Melon punch in jug

This minty melon combo uses a delicious mix of honeydew, cantaloupe and juicy watermelon. Vodka, lime and mint are flavours that naturally go together, then all you need is some sparkling water and a melon baller to scoop yourself a moreish party drink. If you leave it to steep for thirty minutes to an hour, the melon will soak up the boozy flavours.

7. Ginger, apple & vanilla punch

Apple and vanilla punhc in jug and glass with fruit

Make yourself a zingy ginger punch in minutes that will keep guests coming back for more. A squeeze of lime adds a sharp undertone to this semi-sweet vanilla int his grown-up drink. Add plenty of ice, swirl and serve.

8. Apple Prosecco punch

Prosecco punch in a jug topped with apple and lemon and poured into glasses

A punch can only be improved by adding Prosecco. Spruce up a basic apple and vodka punch in a second with Prosecco, a squeeze of lemon juice and slices of green apple. This punch is also easy to top up when you start running low (which will happen pretty quickly, trust us). Simply pour and impress!

9. Rum punch

Rum punch served in tulip glasses in a tropical setting

No-one can resist a classic Caribbean cocktail. This tipple isn't sickly sweet and has just the right amount of fruity flavour - it's a sweet and sour combination that's sure to go down a treat. The ingredients might look a bit daunting, but all you need to do is mix, chill and garnish for a special boozy weekend thirst quencher.

10. Peach punch

Peach punch served in a pitcher in a garden setting

A light peach punch with soft fruit, rosé wine and schnapps. Peaches are perfectly ripe in the summer months, so take advantage with this flavour-packed drink. Top up with soda water or tonic to your own particular taste.

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